University of Leeds alumnus Sean McGibney co-founded The Chairman's Bao while studying for his Mandarin and Spanish degree. We're proud that this successful Mandarin learning product has roots here at the University of Leeds, and value the alignment of lessons and HSK levels. On this page you can access sample lessons to try and an discount code to use if you decide to sign up.
More about The Chairman's Bao
WHO WE ARE
The most comprehensive online news-based graded reader for students of Chinese, forming a part of teaching in over 300 global Mandarin teaching Institutions.
Dependable. Highly experienced native writing team, all with teaching backgrounds. Content is guaranteed by a stringent 7-point editorial process.
Volume and Variety. 1,600 lessons published every year across 15 categories, with a library of over 6,500 lessons. Tailored to popular curricula including: HSK, IB, IGCSE, GCSE, Pre-U. New Chinese Legends and Beginner Video series now available!
Inspire self-motivated study. Engaging content that encourages students to study little and often, facilitated by cross-platform integration (Website and App).
If you want more after trying the sample lessons on this page, we’ve got a deal for you!
The Chairman’s Bao are offering a 35% discount on the first transaction you make through their website. This also provides full access to the app.
Turning your interest in Chinese into a business
We spoke to Sean and Ollie from The Chairman’s Bao to learn more about their Mandarin-learning journeys, what it’s like running a business and the philosophy behind how the app works.
We have curated a selection of lessons for you to try. These have been unlocked on the site so you can access the full features!